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December 2008

Document version control goes deeper in SharePoint 2007

One of the nice things about SharePoint document libraries is that they allow you to retain multiple versions of documents so that you can go back and review how a document has been modified over time. Although SharePoint Portal Server 2003 supported versioning, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 goes a step further— offering the ability to differentiate between major and minor versions of a document. This new feature can make tracking down changes in earlier versions of a document a lot easier. The process of controlling versions is relatively simple once it's set up in MOSS 2007. Document version history is controlled through SharePoint's Document Library Versioning Settings page. You can access the page by going to your SharePoint site's default page. Once there, click the Document Center tab. You'll see that the Document Center page contains a list of the various document libraries and lists in the Site Hierarchy window on the left side of the window. Click on your document library, and then choose the Site ...

Features in this issue

  • Document version control goes deeper in SharePoint 2007

    by  Brien Posey

    MOSS 2007 has the ability to differentiate between major and minor versions, but that adds to its complexity.

  • Can Lotus Notes/Domino and Microsoft SharePoint play nice together?

    As companies transition from employing Generation X to Generation Y workers, use of collaboration software such as Lotus Quickr and Microsoft SharePoint is beginning to gain steam for project and document management. For enterprises that rely solely on Lotus Notes/Domino and Lotus Quickr, the ability for individuals to share information is relatively straightforward and seamless. But even in Domino shops, new applications are cropping up virally that administrators must deal with. Windows SharePoint Server (WSS) 2003 is one such example.

  • SharePoint enterprise search gets boost from governance planning

    by  Paul Galvin

    SharePoint enterprise search can be improved by forming a solid governance plan and a knowledgeable search governance committee to oversee and implement the plan. Here, learn what the governance plan should address and who should be a member of the search committee.